Articles of Interest

Dec 18, 2017
Today, Spare Change News has published "Triage Tool Uses Health Care Info to House Homeless With Better Support Systems," an article by Kiera Murray that highlights how MHSA is targeting and housing chronically homeless individuals who are high utilizers of emergency services.
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Dec 13, 2017
Telegram & Gazette has recently published an article that discusses a meeting about chronic homelessness with Worcester City Manager Edward M. Augustus, Jr.; Dennis Culhane, a professor of social policy at the University of Pennsylvania; and Joe Finn, MHSA President & Executive Director. MHSA commends City Manager Augustus for his efforts to reduce chronic homelessness through Home Again, a program that uses a Housing First approach.
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Nov 24, 2017
The Daily Item has published an article that highlights a Mathematica Policy Research study demonstrating how MHSA has created a new tool that uses data to further our mission to end homelessness.
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Nov 16, 2017
Today, WBUR published an article about the City of Boston's most recent housing surge, where the Boston Housing Authority had set aside 56 apartments for people like Lenny who have experienced chronic homelessness. MHSA staff was thrilled to participate in the surge and witness the joy that comes with finding a home.
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Oct 25, 2017
Mathematica Policy Research has created a new study that explores how MHSA is developing Housing First best practices for identifying and targeting high utilizers of emergency services among chronically homeless individuals.
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Oct 10, 2017
Metro Boston has published "Walsh launches efforts to end youth homelessness in Boston," which highlights an action that Walsh said “moves Boston closer to ensuring each and every one of our young people has a stable home that allows them to work towards a better life." MHSA commends the City of Boston and Mayor Marty Walsh for their commitment to ending youth homelessness.
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Aug 15, 2017
On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the Boston Herald published an editorial with an important message: we should focus on investing in treatment services and housing for those who need it.
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Aug 10, 2017
Boston Herald has published "Solutions, not blame," a Letter to the Editor written by MHSA President & Executive Director Joe Finn. He explains that the Long Island shelter closing is not to blame for the opioid crisis, and emphasizes the importance of increasing access to treatment and stable housing. Finn also commends City of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for his leadership in implementing housing solutions to homelessness.
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Jul 31, 2017
Open Minds has published "The Housing to Health Care Evolution," an Executive Briefing by Monica E. Oss. The article demonstrates how MHSA is integrating health care and housing through the Hospital to Housing (H to H) and Pay for Success (PFS) initiatives.
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Jul 28, 2017
The Salem News has published "Police: Homeless Calls Spike in Salem," an article by Dustin Luca. While the area has seen an increase in service calls about homeless individuals, the article highlights Peabody, which effectively uses the Housing First model to address homelessness. MHSA commends Peabody for its implementation of this model.
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